Funding for cycling in London
Hi everyone in the most recent Wandsworth Borough News on the inside cover there was this short article. The following is a copy of that article.
'On track for improvements with £361k
Wandsworth has been awarded with a £361,700 grant for cycling improvements. The money, which will be made available over three years, will be used to help increase the take up of cycling and improve safety conditions. Thousands of cycle parking spaces are being installed, while cycle training and safer urban driving courses are taking place across London. The Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) have awarded a total of £17m to boroughs across London. A consultation has recently opened on creating a network of quieter routes for cyclists, while Barclay’s cycling hire scheme launched in Wandsworth last month.'
This seems a derisory amount of money and I am not aware at this stage who requested this amount, (a standard amount per borough ffrom TFL?) what it is for, and who decides what it is for, and what role (if any?) the local borough cycling campaigns have in deciding what is bid for and how it is spent. All unclear to me. Can anyone shed any light on this 'funding process' please? Thanks Bob